When I posted this:
With the caption: This morning she made ME a dress. And insisted that I post it. I negotiated the right to not post my dirty hair and make-up-less face. Because I’m teaching her that business decisions should always be win-win or no deal 😉 #fashionbymayhem
…. I was not prepared for the comments it would spark about societal beauty issues, my insecurities, or the hope that Mayhem doesn’t become dependent on clean hair and make-up.
I thought about defending myself a little.
But sometimes more talking is just that. More talking. And over-thinking. And making issues (for our kids) that aren’t actually issues for them (yet).
I felt pretty sure that Mayhem (who is perfectly confident wearing clothing SHE constructs out of paper and tape!) isn’t developing an unhealthy view of beauty, but I decided to go ahead and have a conversation with her instead of the peeps over on our Instagram feed.
So I asked her, “What do you think makes a person beautiful?”
And she actually paused for a good ten seconds before answering “A smile.”
So then I asked her, “What do you think makes a person not so beautiful?”
And almost immediately she replied “A bad attitude.”
I like her answers.
Let’s all be beautiful today. It’s easy …. just put on one of these 🙂